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My iphone is FREAKING OUT!

My iphone is blinking on and off like i am pushing the power on/off button, but i am not touching it! It also is locking in the middle of me doing anything. Please Help!

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  • kirsten_buon Nov 13, 2009

    you cant take the battery out of an iphone. but thanks. ill try hooking it up the the computer.



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Pull the battery, let it sit, replace the battery. See if the issue continues. hook it to your computer, see if it continues. If not your good. If it does, you may need to try and flash the phone then restore from a backup.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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    Sorry, I wasn't thinking. It's been a long Friday...Please try this.

    1. Reset the iPhone

    Reset the iPhone by holding the sleep/wake button at the top right of the device and the home button
    at the bottom center of the face at the same time. Hold them both until
    you see the screen go black and the white Apple logo appear. When this
    happens, you can let go - the iPhone is rebooting.

    2. Update Firmware

    Apple’s firmware
    updates for the iPhone improve stability and add features. Making sure
    you're using the latest version should help reduce iPhone program
    crashes. Learn how to check for new iPhone firmware.

    3. Open Several Apps you don't Use Everyday
    Some apps have to be open to update components of the phone. My brother lost all his apps after an update, he opened one of his games, it changed something, and everything worked.

    If the problem is not fixed, but you can at least get into the phone interface. You can always wipe and reinstall. Here's the instructions.

    1. Go to Settings

    2. Tap on General

    3. Scroll all the way down and tap Reset

    4. Choose Erase All Content and Settings

    5. Confirm (twice) that you REALLY want to lose everything
    Then restore from a backup.


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Do a virus scan on your phone.  The Iphones are getting nailed with viruses.

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